Originally Posted by starman205
I overheard an argument when a cashier would not allow a woman to purchase a bag of chocolate covered doughnuts with her EBT card. Being curious, I did a little research and found out that the federal government sets the guidelines for what can and cannot be purchased with food stamps or an EBT card. Included in the acceptable purchases are: soda, ice cream, cookies, etc. Each state is allowed to add or remove items from the list as they please. The cashier was supposed to scan the doughnuts and the computer would either accept or deny the purchase. You would think that if Michelle Obama was so concerned about childhood obesity, she would fix the food stamp program so that junk food couldn’t be purchased.